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International Adoption Glossary of Terms

Where Do I Start?
Deciding to Adopt, Glossary, Pros & Cons, Restrictions & Requirements

Ask the Adoption Doctor
Newest Questions, Archives, Specialist Bios

Country Information
Recent Trends, China, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Korea, Russia, Ukraine

Types of International Adoption
Agency, Camp-to-Adopt, Facilitator, Independent, Intercountry Adoption of a Relative, Military & Overseas, Special Needs

How To Adopt
Choose a Country, Select a Professional, International Homestudy, Dossier, I-600A

Finding Your Child
Choosing the Right Country, Referrals, Accepting a Referral, Turning Down a Referral, Photolistings

International Photo Listing
International Photo Listing

Money Considerations
Encouraging Your Employer to Offer Adoption Benefits, General Costs Overview, International Adoption Costs, Raising Money for Adoption, State & Federal Tax Benefits, Employer Benefits, Military Adoption Benefits, Subsidies

Legal Considerations
Adopting / Re-adopting in the U.S., Country Regulations, State Laws, international visas

Issues to Consider
Infertility, Adoption Language, Considering International Adoption? You May Meet Some Criticism, Race/Culture, Recent Decline of International Adoption, Birthfamily Search, The Importance of Names for Adoptees

Waiting For Your Child
Insurance, Involve Family, Lifebooks & Journals, Locate Service Providers, Prepare Siblings, Take Care of Yourself

Child Health
Attachment & Bonding, Medical Issues in Internationally Adopted Children, Disabiities Reference Library, Evaluations & Adoption Medicine, Language Development

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unplanned pregnancy

pregnancy - pregnancy category home page
abortion alternatives - straight talk about abortion - for pregnant women considering adoption
crisis pregnancy facing a crisis pregnancy? explore your options
parent profiles (sponsor) view hopeful adoptive parent profiles or build your own


baby names find the perfect name for your baby
older child adoption for parents who have adopted an older child
adoptive parenting - parenting resources for adoptive parents

search & reunion

adoptees - resources & support for adult adoptees
birthparents - support for birthparents after adoption
adoption registry - the largest adoption reunion registry
- the internet's portal for adoption search & reunion


fertility community - infertility community, support and resources

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